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Sacred poetry from twelve mystics and saints, rendered brilliantly by Daniel Ladinsky, beloved interpreter of verses by the fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz In this luminous collection, Daniel Ladinsky best known for his gifted and bestselling interpretations of the great Sufi poet Hafiz brings together the timeless work of twelve of the world's finest spiritual writers, six from the East and six from the West. Once again Ladinsky reveals his talent for creating profound and playful renditions of classic poems for a modern audience. Rumi's joyous, ecstatic love poems; St. Francis's loving observations of nature through the eyes of Catholicism; Kabir's wild, freeing humor that synthesizes Hindu, Muslim, and Christian beliefs; St. Teresa's sensual verse; and the mystical, healing words of Sufi poet Hafiz these along with inspiring works by Rabia, Meister Eckhart, St. Thomas Aquinas, Mira, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and Tukaram are all love poems by God, from writers considered to be "conduits of the divine." A spiritual treasure to cherish always."

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Product details

  • Paperback | 381 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 30.48mm | 408.23g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • 0142196126
  • 9780142196120
  • 16,763

About Daniel Ladinsky

Daniel Ladinsky has published three previous translations of Hafiz's poems, "The Gift, The Subject Tonight Is Love," and "I Heard God Laughing," as well as a collection of translations of poems by twelve mystics and saints, "Love Poems From God." His most recent collection is "The Purity of Desire: 100 Poems of Rumi." For six years, he made his home in a spiritual community in western India, where he worked and lived with the intimate disciples and family of Avatar Meher Baba. He lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Table of contents

Love Poems from GodPreface The Genesis of These Poems Rabia St. Francis of Assisi Rumi Meister Eckhart St. Thomas Aquinas Hafiz St. Catherine of Siena Kabir Mira St. Teresa of Avila St. John of the Cross Tukaram Works Consulted Index of Titles Index of First Lines

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